Sketch classes
level 1-2
now enrolling

WILL CLEVELAND brings 20 years of theatre experience into this class. He has served as Aritistic Director of ColdTowne since 2016 and trained in imporv and sketch writing at New York's Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. He wrote and produced works for as well as produced for Above Average, Funny or Die, Official Comedy and more. His show "One Hour Til Air" recieved the B. Iden Payne award for best Improv Cast in 2019.


Intro To Sketch Writing: Character, Game, and the Absurd

Sketch 01 is back in-person! In this 8-week course you’ll learn the essentials of sketch comedy that will sharpen your writing skills and help you find your own distinctive comedic voice. You will finish this coures with the tools you need to develop characters, premise, Game, and relationship dynamics that get your audiences laughing early and will leave them wanting more! 

Tuesdays 6-8 pm 

KYLE ROMERO is an actor and writer based out of Austin, TX. He is a graduate of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in Los Angeles and an improv and sketch faculty member at ColdTowne Theater and Fallout Theater. In Austin, he has appeared in the B. Iden Payne Award winning One Hour Til Air and the regional premiere of Bigfoot: The Musical, as well as directed the play Sex a.k.a. Wieners and Boobs. Kyle is a member of the sketch comedy collective Pendulum and is the Festival Co-Director for Austin Sketch Fest.


Sketch 2: The Writers Room

Prequisite: must have taken Sketch Level 01 at ColdTowne

In this 8-week class, you and your fellow writers will pitch your fresh sketch ideas and hold table reads of your drafts in a collaborative setting. This is a deeper dive into satire, parody, characters, and the absurd! You will finish this class with your completed sketch packet – an example portfolio of your sketch comedy writing. This class includes a reading / performance at the end of the eight weeks.

Wednesdays 8-10 pm